ZILLOW STONE & THE UNHOLY ONE 

ZILLOW STONE & THE UNHOLY ONE (THE ONGOING PURSUIT – ACT 1), by BRINDI QUINN

 
Synopsis :

In Eastern City, metropolis of wind and rain, a deadly game is about to begin . . .

Beneath the boy’s thumb, my blood bubble in reaction to the implant. Hot stinging moved through my flesh for a helpinh of seconds before subsiding.

The boy felt it too, for when it was done, he removed his thumb and inspected my hand. Beneath my skin was a green glow, roughly the size of a coin.

It was done.

Their people were born with extreme lust for ours, and just as my grandfather had warned all those years ago, one of them had come for me.

I, Zillow Stone, had been marked by an unholy one.

While I digested the truth of it, the boy leaned over, placing his lips nearly to my ear, and whispered, “Run.”

Rating : 5/5 

My review : Brindi Quinn, is absolutely a very talented young author! This is the first book I’ve read from her and I’m one of her biggest fan now!

ZILLOW STONE & THE UNHOLY ONE (THE ONGOING PURSUIT – ACT 1) is such a thrilling, exciting and remarkable book. The book genre is dystopian romance however, the book is full of adventure! 

Besides that, I really adore the main characters Zillow and Theo. They have every characteristics to be enjoyed in a book! Tough, sassy, funny, hilarious, determined, clever and many more!

Furthermore, I love how the book never gets boring. Every word is just exciting and full of new discoveries surrounding our main female character, Zillow Stone.

Lastly, in the end of the book Brindi made me just want to know more and afraid on what’s going to happen in the next book! It’s just so thrilling and exciting! 

Overall, I can’t wait to read more from, Brindi Quinn! Her writing and ideas are truly amazing! This young author deserves to be known more in the book community! 

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤️

Love…Better late than never

Love…Better late than never, by Deepika Behal.

*The author itself sent me this book for a review.

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Synopsis :

What happens when two broken souls, yearning for love meet…Magic, is what happens. Life has a funny way of throwing suprises. Both Aadvi and Sean, having gone through heartbreaks and bad calls when it came to relationships, found each other at just about the right time. They say good things happen to those who are willing to wait, willing to take a chance. Aadvi and Sean, not only waited to find true love but also took a chance. Aadvi, a worthy heiress to her father’s millions, a young,  vivacious businesswoman, a peppy girl to her friends and the ultimate woman to Sean Whitman the rich, suave, philanthropist and the man of her dreams.

Rating : 4/5

My review : I’ve never read anything like Love…Better late than never. It’s really different because, there’s a Hindustani vibe in it! Absolutely an exotic book.

It was such a simple and fast read! I managed to finish it within a day. Sadly, I didn’t get the chance to write my review earlier. This was because, I was trying to take the most beautiful photo of it in the scenery of London.

I like this book because,  Deepika wrote a lot of locations that just made me feel like I’m actually traveling with the characters. I really love travelling!

Besides that, if you would want an exotic main character to read. Aadvi, from Love…Better late than never is the answer! I truly adore how she remains traditional as a Hindustan girl.

Furthermore, this book made me understand that human being needs companion and love. Without it we will feel emptiness in life.

Moreover, I really love this line from the book :

“…Love heals you in medicines can’t.”

That line is absolutely a truth, that we can’t deny.

However, there was a lot of grammar errors in the book (But we can somehow ignore this because, certain books nowadays do not really matter about grammatical errors) and there wasn’t a lot of love relationship challenges in it.

Overall, I highly recommend this book if you would want a very simple read with cute romances!

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤

EVORA : THE SECRET CHILD

EVORA : THE SECRET CHILD, by DANA ALJOUDER and NICOLE VARDI.

*The author itself sent me this book for a review.

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Synopsis :

Jaci has no idea she is a Kaiawa dirtwalker from the land of Evora. That’s because she’s been raised by a cartographer named Benigno,  a Pansean responsible for the massacre of her village. Jaci’s world turns upside down when she finds out the truth and refuses to believe it. Through her journey, life in the town of Conta introduces her to new friends and creatures. Some encourage her to know her past while others are out to destroy her. Jaci is taken into a world she can no longer ignore and finds the courage to be the hero of her own destiny.

My rating : 4.2/5

Review : Even before I’ve read EVORA : THE SECRET CHILD, by Dana Aljouder and Nicole Vardi I saw that the book is unique and different.

Their ideas in the book are absolutely genuine and amazing! The story was unique and different which you wouldn’t read or found in any other books!

Besides that, the world that they have created will forever amaze me and I can’t wait for more from The Evora Trilogy!

Furthermore, I feel that this book teaches a lot of moral values and guidance to people that’s feeling lost in their life.

For example,

” You don’t have to be a hero to have a destiny. You just need enough courage to be the hero of your own destiny”

The line I’ve quoted made me realised, that everyone has a reason to achieve something in their lives.

Moreover, I absolutely adore and astonished by each characters in the book. They have so many different characteristics, which keep you excited and have a wild imagination towards them!

Plus, you’ll be excited and suprised that this book contains so many mythical creature that have never been created or heard! Which is truly rare and amazing!

I really like the main character, Jaci. She is such a sweet, caring and brave girl. Jaci has every good quality to be the main character.

For example,

“You have a strange sympathy for animals, an urge to protect them, even if they’re dangerous”

However, I felt that the book was a bit slow in explaining what was going on in the story and I was dying for more adventures to happened. Because, I felt that with their ideas it could have been more adventurous and an exciting read.

Overall, I can’t wait for the sequel and I know that the next book for Jaci’s journey will be more adventurous and exciting because the authors kept it at a cliffhanger! I highly recommend this book to everyone and all Potterheads!  Because, this book is unique just like the Harry Potter series!

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤

Fancy & Adriaan

Fancy and Adriaan, by Haidji.

*I received this book for a review.

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Synopsis :

Do you believe in love? Do you really
Believe in love?
Fancy & Adriaan is a fairy tale; a real
love story.
Fancy was born in a flower, in a distant world. Adriaan was born over tree branches, in the same world.
As a fairy and as an elf, they lived
their lives and their platonic love, in
that world.
One day, Fancy decided to seek permission to go to the human world.
Will Fancy and Adriaan’s love survive?

My rating : 5/5

Review : I will love Fancy & Adriaan forever! This book is just so beautiful and amazing!

When I first received it, I was kind of shocked because the book is so thin (really thin!). But then, I started reading a few pages of Fancy & Adriaan. I couldn’t stop, I was deeply in love with the beautiful words of writing and the characters!

Besides that, every line in the book was so beautiful and my hands was just itching to highlight them.

For examole,

An excerpt of a beautiful line in the book #1 :

“Since the moment they saw each other for the first time, they never went apart, inside their hearts.”

I love that line so much!

I feel that the line meant, since the moment they saw each other,  regardless where they are their hearts always remember each other ♡

An excerpt of a beautiful line in the book #2 :

“To hold each others’ hands, both hands; turn into mist, hovering in the air, then fade away and turn into themselves again, appearing in different places; looking each other, until they found out where the other was.”

Meanwhile, for this line I feel it meant that when they hold on each other (a sense of touch) they feel different and unconscious of their love and attraction. Therefore, it means that their touch is powerful.

Furthermore, I like how Haidji got me fall in love with the characters and made me deeply worried about what’s going to happen next in every part of the book.

Overall, this book is a really fast read and you will never (ever) going to forget about it. Once you put it down, you would want to read it again and appreciate the meaning and feels of love.

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤

Wall Street to France

Wall Street to France, by Rianna Shaikh.

*I received this book for a review.

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Synopsis :

Sophie Becks dreamed of being a successful stockbroker, in a world where men dominated and thought of women as showpieces, rather than equal partners. Even though Sophie was born into a family of wealth, she longed for a life of independence and freedom on her own terms.

Finding that she has a special gift for being a broker, and making her first million in a matter of months, her life is turned upside down when her handsome George Clooney-like boss sends her off to his oceanfront Hamptons mansion. Sophie soon discovers on this trip that it’s not the sand nor the waves that catch her fancy and her heart, it’s the mysterious, dark-haired, Arabian man next door who causes her to reconsider her life and career as she knows them. But, who exactly is this man, and why does this affair disturb Sophie’s boss, Duren so very much? In the end, she must choose between love, her lucrative career on Wall Street, and an enchanted life of Le Pin wine, Pule cheese, and men playing polo in Provence. To whom or what will she say au revoir?

My rating : 5/5

Review : Sophie Becks is a very sexy and high ambition character! Reading this book made me want to have bigger dreams as a young woman.

I can really relate to the main character, Sophie! For example,  she’s a daughter to a lawyer who owns a lawyer firm and she wants to be ordinary than normal. I just love her!

However, I feel like certain readers won’t like the book setting. This is because,  it’s in Wall Street and everything was just mostly corrupted. Regardless that, I think it was really interesting!

Furthermore, in my opinion the book setting was an adventure read. Readers will feel on how it’s like to be filthy rich however, it’s just never enough. Well, nothing in life is ever enough! Humans have unlimited wants. 

Everything in the book was very classy! Besides that, the roller coaster of each characters life was a gripping read. I just wanted to know more and more on what will happen.

I truly love Rianna Shaikh’s way of writing and ideas. It’s classy, mind opening and amazing!

Overall, I truly enjoyed this book and I’m a fan of Rianna’s now! I highly recommend this book, if you would want to feel on how life is with successful people all around you.

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤

Losing The Plot In LA

Losing The Plot In LA, by Sonia Farnsworth.

*I received this book for a review.

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Synopsis :

“How’s Simon? What’s he up to ? When’s he coming back to LA?”

Blah blah blah. I mean, come on, give me a break, this wasn’t really

what I wanted to hear right now. Duh! I was his girlfriend, wouldn’t

you think I was missing him? Maybe I didn’t want to go there,

especially on New Year’s Eve! Wise up, people!

Sylvie is a trendy, LA party girl with more going on than she knows what to do with. Between apartment hunting, insane friends, a rapidly growing puppy, and one too many boys to juggle, she’s just trying to catch her breath. Will the craziness overwhelm her, or will she find a better path to move forward? Draw a bath, pour some bubbly, and join her as she tries not to Lose the Plot.

My rating : 4/5

Review : Losing The Plot In LA is a chick lit genre book. I really enjoyed myself reading it!

It was a fun and enjoyable read. Besides that, the book was really thin. Therefore, readers would manage to finish reading in a short period.

The book concentrated on the main characters life which is, Sylvie. But, mostly the book concentrated in her love life, which was an exciting and fun journey. In my opinion, women readers would really adore Sylvie. Because, she was a beautiful, fun and funny main character to read and imagine!

Moreover, there was so many scenes in the book that made me laugh and giggle a lot!

However, I think some people wouldn’t enjoy this book. Because, it concentrated too much on Sylvie’s relationship and social life. The book didn’t evolve it’s world as a whole.

Overall, if you would want a fast, fun and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book to you!

Sincerely,

Natasha ❤  (TheNatashaReads)

THE TRUTH ABOUT AWITI

The Truth About Awiti, by CP Patrick.

*I received this book for a review

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Synopsis :

There is a commonly held belief the tropical storms and hurricanes that form off the coast of West Africa are not natural disasters, but rather they are retaliation by restless spirits impacted by one of the darkest chapters of world history-the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Awiti’s destiny was forever changed the day the slave raiders arrived at her village. She made a life-altering decision with the hope of being reunited with her family, only to discover her effort was in vain. For centuries, her sadness raged within the winds and rain, resulting in tropical storms that devastated the South. But there is more to Awiti than creating hurricanes, as those who have encountered her love and wrath will attest. The truth is, there is so much more.

Follow her story from mid – 15th – century Africa to 21st – century New Orleans in  this historical fantasy that will leave you questioning the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the physical and spiritual realms.

My rating : 4/5

Review : The Truth About Awiti is such an amazing book! I can’t put it down. CP Patrick’s writing got my heart and respect!

This book is such an awesome historical fantasy. Yet, it felt so real! All the time reading, I kept feeling like the things in the book really happened. But then, I had to remind myself that it’s a work of fiction! However,  some (a lot) of the occurrence have happened to real life individuals.

Reading The Truth About Awiti, will make you realise that discrimination is cruel and disgusting.

The impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade has been horrible. How people discriminate a person based on their colour!

People around the world must always remind themselves, not to discriminate a person based on their race, religion, color, age and sex.

However, I didn’t quite understand the way of CP Patrick’s writing as there was too many point of views in her novel. Besides that, I didn’t get the chance to know more about the main character, Awiti. As the point of view, kept changing and Awiti didn’t mainly expressed herself as a main character.

Overall, I loved this book so much! I highly recommend, it to everyone! As it will teach you, about life and never to discriminate a person.

Sincerely,

Natasha ❤ (TheNatashaReads)

THE DIARY OF LYING LOVERS

The Diary Of Lying Lovers, by Rose Ventresca.

*I received this book for a review

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Synopsis :

The story follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Rose, who met and fell in love with a seventeen-year-old boy named Rocky, who was leaving for the army as soon as he turned eighteen. Rocky got himself involved in committing a crime before he left, trying to help out his family. Then after sometime of Rocky being away in the Army, the distance between the couple was inviting of problems and Rose was given a shattered heart. Angry at Rocky, Rose wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine and began to see an ex-boyfriend. Eventually she wished that she would have forgiven Rocky instead of attempting to get even because she created a mess than was just a little too much to clean up. The events that take place in this story are mind-blowing but in the end, this story proves that redemption is real and that people can turn their lives around with the power of prayer and a little hope!

My rating : 5/5

Review : This book is based on a true occurrence, it’s a memoir! Even while I was reading the synopsis, I can’t wait to read more. I finished The Diary Of Lying Lovers, within a day!

Author Rose Ventresca, has went through a lot in her life. Just when you think, you have too much going on in your life. I suggest you to read this book, and realise how much Rose has went through so many obstacles in life and how now she has successfully published a powerful and heartwarming book!

As a girl who just turned 18 years old, I can really relate to Diary Of Lying Lovers occurrence.  For example, first true love and heartbreak.

This book made me belief in true love can last!

Besides that, Rose has put on so many moral values in her book (memoir). Which are to always remember God, pray and have hope towards the almighty.

Overall, I recommend this book to everyone who wants a memorable and interesting read! Because, this book is truly one of my favourite books now and will never be forgotten!

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤

QUEEN OF A KIND

Queen of a Kind, by Sheila Michelle.

*I received this book for a review

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Synopsis :

13-year-old wealthy teen heiress Grace Garrett vies for the chance to become Beaumont High School’s 20th Queen, the only four-year high school queen in the world, and learns some very important lessons along the way.

Buy at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes Store, Kobo, Scribd, as well as other retailers.

My rating : 4.5/5

Review : Reading Queen of a Kind made me feel like a princes! The book consists so many sweet and cute content! Sheila’s way of writing is a total poise!

In the book, it’ll teach young teenage girls to be more poise, ladylike and decorous young lady. That is what have been potrayed, by the main character of the book which is Grace Garrett.

However, I felt like Queen of a Kind didn’t quite manage to tell more about the other characters. Which are the minor characters. Besides that, the storyline seems too perfect.

Overall, the book was a fast read. And, I recommend this book if you would want to feel on how it’s like to be a royalty! Because, I truly enjoyed it!

Sincerely,

Natasha   (TheNatashaReads) ❤

Droplets

Droplets, by Meaghan Rauscher.

*I received this book for a review

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Synopsis :

TO SPROUT FINS AND SWIM WITH MERFOLK SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM. BUT TO LISSIE DARROW IT IS A NIGHTMARE…

One night on an annual cruise with her family, Lissie is standing on the deck of her father’s fishing boat when she begins to hear a strange murmur across the surface of the ocean. The voice rises and falls with her own, dancing in and out of her hearing, but before she can get a glimpse of the creature it disappears into the depths of the ocean with a shimmery flash.

The next evening throws her family in the midst of a horrific storm. Lissie is swept overboard and all hope is lost until she comes face to face with a dark-haired merman. She is saved, but the cost is her future. The merman transforms her into a mermaid, with the ability to both sprout fins and walk on land; she now finds herself a captive of the dark merman and flees into the night.

When Lissie ends up on a stranded island and meets its sole inhabitant, the handsome and mysterious Patrick, she begins to realize that meeting the dark merman was not a mere twist of fate.

But if it was destined, why is Patrick’s past entangled with her future?

And just what does Patrick have to do with the dark merman who haunts her nightmares…

My rating : 5/5 (Perfection!)

Review : I’m in love with Droplets and a big fandom towards it now! Meaghan is such a talented young author! Before this, my favourite book this year 2015 was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. But now, it’s Droplets!

Droplets, is a story about mermaids. I’ve never read a YA (Young Adult) genre books about mermaids before! The last time I read something about mermaids, was when I was 4-6 years old. And, I loved the Little Mermaid! At first, I thought this book is going to be something like the Little Mermaid. But, it’s totally different!

This book consists, action, romance, drama and suspense! Every chapter was so interesting, I could never put the book down! To be honest, in my opinion, this book can be on the same level as Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!  In fact, it’s so much better! Actions inside the book is gripping and pure! Furthermore, the based line of the book is not like most Young Adults book. It’s beautiful written and powerful.

I also love the main character, Lissie Darrow. She is such a lovely, responsible, caring and every character of a beautiful young lady! Meaghan really potrait a wonderful main character, that teenage girls can look up to and adore!

Lastly, I’m a big OTP fan (One True Pairing) of Tris and Four from, The Divergent Series. However, I’m a big OTP fan of Lissie and Patrick from Droplets too now!

I highly recommend Droplets to all Young Adult readers, regardless if you’re a fan of contemporary, romance, horror or any other genre!

Droplets is available in Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes Store, Kobo, Scribd, as well as other retailers!

Sincerely,

Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤